Kartoon Studios

Headquartered in Beverly Hills, California, and offices in New Jersey, Toronto, Vancouver, and London, Kartoon Studios, Inc. (NYSE American: TOON) is a publicly traded global media company developing, producing, marketing, and licensing branded animated entertainment properties and consumer products for media and retail distribution. Kartoon Studios is growing rapidly, both organically and through acquisitions, with the goal to become the world’s leading animated entertainment company. Kartoon Studios owns or controls a catalogue of more than 3,800 episodes of animated programming and has more than 20,000 animated episodes under license to Toon Media Networks. Led by award-winning creators and producers, we distribute our content worldwide in all formats.

The company was previously known as Genius Brands International, and was publicly traded on Nasdaq under the ticker symbol, GNUS, until June of 2023.  In June of 2023, the company rebranded as Kartoon Studios and transferred its listing to NYSE American where it now trades under the ticker symbol, TOON.

Entertainment for Enrichment

Our guiding light is “Content with a Purpose.” We partner with award-winning creators, producers and educators to develop enriching, diverse programming. From early learning to STEM-based content, lessons in inclusivity and global citizenship, there is something for everyone from toddlers to tweens and beyond.

Our portfolio features hit preschool properties, such as Stan Lee’s Superhero Kindergarten, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, on Kartoon Channel!; Shaq’s Garage, starring Shaquille O’Neal, now on PlutoTV and coming to Kartoon Channel!; Rainbow Rangers on Kartoon Channel! and Netflix; and Llama Llama, starring Jennifer Garner, on Netflix. Upcoming productions include Wolfgang Puck’s Secret Chef Academy, and Blue Origin Space Rangers. The Company also supports the production of hit titles including CocoMelon (shorts), Barbie: It Takes Two, Octonauts: Above & Beyond (recently nominated for two Children’s and Family Emmys), as well as original IP titles including DreamWorks Team Zenko Go, The Guava Juice Show and Frederator Studios’ Bee and PuppyCat.

Licensing and Consumer Products

Our in-house Licensing and Retail Development team works with partners across the globe to bring our characters and brands to life at retail and into the homes of families everywhere. We are always looking for new and innovative partners to work with. If you are interested in working with us, please contact us at licensing@kartoonstudios.com.

Global Distribution

Global Distribution

Toon Media Networks is a globally distributed entertainment platform with 100% penetration in the U.S. television market and is now being seen in more than 60 territories worldwide via satellite, cable, and terrestrial, as well as streaming, in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Latin America, and Asia. Toon Media Networks consists of Kartoon Channel!, Frederator Network and Ameba. Kartoon Channel! is a globally distributed entertainment platform with penetration in a vast majority of the U.S. television market and international expansion with launches in key markets around the world Kartoon Channel! is available across multiple platforms, including iOS, Android Mobile, Web, Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV, Amazon Fire, Roku, Pluto TV, Comcast, Cox, Dish, Sling TV, Android TV, Tubi, Xumo, Samsung and LG Smart TVs. Frederator Network owns and operates the largest global animation network on YouTube, with channels that boast over 2000 exclusive creators and influencers, garnering on average over a billion views every month. Ameba is a children's video streaming service that is full of active, engaging and intelligent programming.

Award Winning Management Team

Our management team comprises accomplished, passionate, recognized leaders in sales, licensing, marketing and business development as well as Emmy Award-winning directors and producers.

Meet the Team Board of Directors